Clio's Adventures

The most expensive bush restaurant in the known universe

11 June 2014
Wednesday 11 June 2014: The most expensive bush restaurant in the known universe

Sadly it is time to start working towards the end of our journey for this season. Today we had an early start to make the 5 hour crossing on our way to Gocek. We stopped in a beautiful bay close to Gocek as we needed just one more shot of marine outback before we were going to subject ourselves to marine metropolitan. The little bay is called Kapi Creek, which was almost like being in the bush back home. Surrounded by trees and cicadas this is a very relaxed little harbour with one restaurant run by a whole tribe of locals and while it was Sydney Bayside expensive, the food and wine was good and the swimming here is great.

We hadn't expected such a price hike (yes, its a free-market economy), so our kitty was not prepared for such onslaught. After our first glass of wine we amassed enough courage to ask if we could we pay with plastic? Nooooo, was the answer of the waiter/gardener/pontoon-pimp. This was a bit of a set-back as we would liked to have had another swimming pool filled with wine. Our saviour came in the form of what we believe to be the owner of the bush establishment. We explained ourselves and he retreated mumbling something about that there were no problems?
After pressing him a bit more on the matter, it turned out that he would grant us the privilege to come with him to a secret man's business place where he had hidden a very modern wifi-based credit card machine. We were saved, so we foolishly had another two wines and a very small dinner. After that very irresponsible splurge, we sold the house and cars on ebay (using his wifi internet) and paid the bill. He had to rotate his little bill book 90 degrees to allow the bill's total to fit on the page. He declared that we had just been granted a very big honour and would we not tell anybody else. We promised and went back to the boat to sleep off our alcoholic intoxication.

Vessel Name: Clio
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 47 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Brisbane, Australia
Crew: Christine and Francis
About: Happy laid-offs, with Greek and Turkish privileges
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These photos were taken on August 2016 of a cave wall on the Ionian island of Zante.
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Created 21 August 2016
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Created 1 May 2015
Some photos from Clio's trip from Gocek to Finike and back in October 2014.
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Created 15 December 2014
Photos from the excellent anchorage at Gokayya, Turkey
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Created 2 November 2014
These photos were taken by Güçlü (Irmak yachting) to show us the progress while we are in Australia. Thanks Güçlü!
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Created 9 July 2014
A collection of underwater photographs, mainly of marine life found during our snorkelling expeditions in Turkey.
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Created 6 July 2014
Based on photos taken on 20th of June 2014
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Created 30 June 2014
Photos of our journey between 12 and 19 June 2014.
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Created 29 June 2014
A selection of photos were converted in water paintings to give a cyber-artist's vision of our expedition, just for the fun of it.
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Created 28 June 2014
We stayed a couple of days at the Octopus hotel pontoon. Anchored in Bozuk Buku (first use of long flat-rope landline) and Ciftlik Bay, from where we took the bus to Marmaris.
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Created 27 June 2014
Photos were taken between28th of May and 5th of June 2014. Places: Yolluca rock, Perilli, Selimiye, Orhaniya and Marmaris
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Created 27 June 2014
Photos from the Yiali anchorage, Tilos, Simi in Greece and Datca in Turkey. From 21 May to 27 Mat 2014.
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Created 17 June 2014
Photos from Leros, Kalymnos and Kos, three islands in the Dodecanese. We visited them between 10 and 19th of May, 2014.
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Created 30 May 2014
Our photos of Nissos Paros, mid of April 2014
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Created 8 May 2014
Photos taken during our visit on Amorgos, Greece in the first week of May, 2014.
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Created 8 May 2014
Some photos we took on Naxos in late April and early May 2014.
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Created 4 May 2014
We visited Thira by ferry on 25 and 26 of April 2014.
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Created 28 April 2014
Some snaps from the Easter celebrations in Loutra, Kythnos
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Created 23 April 2014
Some photos leaving Lavrio and walking around Loutra, on Kythnos, in April 2014
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Created 19 April 2014
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Created 13 April 2014
We visited Loutra on the island of Kythnos from November 27 until Decmber 6, 2013 and sat out a week of gales and storms. Lovely people, port and island.
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Created 14 December 2013
Trip from Poros to Hydra
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Created 3 December 2013
Maiden voyage of Clio, from Alimou marina in Athens to Poros island.
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Created 24 November 2013
Photos taken when we were looking for (and found) a boat in the Meds.
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Created 2 September 2013